JonasBrosThe Jonas Brother are set to make their first live Canadian performance in three years on the set of Live at Much.

In this one-hour edition of LIVE AT MUCH, the Jonas Brothers hit the stage to perform songs from their upcoming fifth studio album, V, including “Pom Poms” and “First Time”, as well as fan favourites “Burnin’ Up”, “Lovebug”, and “SOS”. The band also sit down with MuchMusic’s Lauren Toyota to discuss life during their time off, their new album and upcoming tour, and the recent exciting news of a new Jonas baby on the way.

Wednesday, July 17 at 9 p.m. ET.

AmazingRaceCanadaJonAmazing Race Canada host and Olympian Jon Montgomery will join Canada AM next week.

Montgomery takes on a new challenge when he joins Bev Thomson and Marci Ien at the CANADA AM hosting desk on Monday, July 15 from 8-9 a.m. ET, in advance of the series premiere of this summer’s most-anticipated new series later that night on CTV. Continue reading »

PilotNew drama series Under the Dome has broken a Canadian summertime record.

The adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling novel was the most-watched summer drama premiere in Canada in the past decade, notching up 2.6 million on Global.

Next week on Under the Dome (“Outbreak” – Monday, July 15 at 10pm ET/PT) the town of Chester Mill falls into a state of panic when a medical emergency of meningitis threatens the town’s depleted medical resources. Meanwhile, Julia continues to search for answers into her husband’s disappearance.

LostGirlS3Showcase has revealed its line-up for the fall, led by the return of Lost Girl and premiere of new drama King & Maxwell.

King & Maxwell joins fan-“fae”vourite Lost Girl, brightly shining Copper, returning romance Beauty and the Beast and the always mysterious Haven. Also featuring new seasons of hits Covert Affairs, Royal Painsand Rizzoli & Isles and cable premieres of Hollywood blockbuster movies, the fall schedule launches August 26.

King & Maxwell stars Tenney and Romjin as bestselling author David Baldacci‘s popular characters Sean King and Michelle Maxwell. He’s charming and always one step ahead of the game, she’s a fearless force and together, they have a leg up on conventional law enforcement. Continue reading »

AmazingRaceCanadaJonWith The Amazing Race Canada less than a week away, CTV have announced their online coverage of the inaugural series.

CTV announced today complementary content that gives fans everything they need to participate in the race of a lifetime – including viewer prizing of up to $185,000. The customized activations and original content from BlackBerry, Air Canada, Chevrolet Canada, and Interac Association are available at CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada beginning next Monday, July 15 to coincide with the series’ premiere that night.

Features on the site include a digital series with unparalleled behind-the-scenes access, thrilling gamisodes, exclusive video, an interactive map to track the racers, and premium viewer contests. Continue reading »

newgirldamonwayansHappy Endings actor Damon Wayans Jr. will make his return to New Girl in its third season.

The actor was cast in the sitcom’s pilot prior to the second season renewal of happy Endings and had to drop out, making way for Lamorne Morris’ character Winston.

Wayans Jr. will be back in his role of Coach for a “significant” arc in the third season.

His character was cast as the original third roommate before Jess (Zooey Deschanel) moving in.

Coach was referenced occasionally during the first two seasons by the other characters.

BigBrother_Canada640Big Brother Canada has bagged two 2013 Social TV Award nominations.

The Shaw Media reality series has been nominated in the ‘Best TV Show Specific Social TV Award’ and ‘Best TV Everywhere’ categories.

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, July 16th, at a ceremony at the Bel-Air Country Club, located in Los Angeles, CA.

“From the moment Big Brother Canada was green lit we committed to creating an exceptional digital extension to this series; providing Canadian fans every opportunity to interact and engage with the series in real time,” said Barb Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media. “Our partnership with Secret Location and Insight Productions generated great innovation and we’re honoured to be recognized for this work.” Continue reading »

adamlambertGlee has booked American Idol alum Adam Lambert for its upcoming season.

Showrunner Ryan Murphy announced the news on Wednesday, saying: “I am thrilled to announce that the super talented Adam Lambert is joining the cast of Glee this fall.”

There are no details yet as to what character Lambert will be playing or whether it will be a regular or recurring role.

Lambert is a fan of the series, saying earlier this year that it “really paints a picture of what it’s like to be an arts kid in high school.” Continue reading »

TwoHalfMen2013Two and a Half Men has cast a lesbian character to play Charlie Harper’s (Charlie Sheen) illegitimate daughter.

The 21-year-old character, who is joining to somewhat replace part-timer Angus T Jones, is described as “sexy and gorgeous”.

Originally, the character will be recurring, with the possibility of an extension to a series regular.

The introduction of a gay character is a good move for the comedy and the CBS network in general, as the network was ranked last out of the major networks in terms of programming featuring gay characters.

comedy-central-roastJames Franco will be the subject of the next Comedy Central Roast.

The actor will be the centre of attention for the September 2 Roast, following the likes of Donald trump, Pamela Anderson, William Shatner and Joan Rivers in taking to the hot seat.

“I’ve dreamed about this Roast for as long as I can remember,” Franco said.

Comedy Central exec Kent Alterman joked: “If only James Franco was a more successful, multi-hyphenated, incessant creative risk taker in different media, he’d be the perfect person to roast. Oh well… I suppose we’ll just have to make do.”